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Name: Standing Waves and Musical Instruments
ID: m12413
Language: English (en)
Summary: For middle school and up, an explanation of how standing waves in musical instruments produce sounds with particular pitches and timbres.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: aerophone, chordophone, frequency, fundamental, harmonics, idiophone, membranophone, pipes, standing waves, strings, wavelength, waves
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)
Copyright Holders: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)
Maintainers: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)

Latest version: 1.12 (history)
First publication date: Sep 1, 2004 8:41 am -0500
Last revision to module: Oct 1, 2011 3:29 pm -0500

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Version History

Version: 1.15 Mar 27, 2013 1:37 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
removed broken link

Version: 1.14 Feb 15, 2013 7:49 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
took down call for research study participants

Version: 1.13 Jan 18, 2013 6:35 am -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
added call for research study participants

Version: 1.12 Oct 1, 2011 3:29 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones Currently viewing this version.
Changes:
link to blog

Version: 1.11 Mar 11, 2011 10:50 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
removed from survey

Version: 1.10 Apr 12, 2010 10:45 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
linked to survey

Version: 1.9 Jan 4, 2010 3:07 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Added Google analytics code

Version: 1.8 Oct 4, 2007 12:23 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
changed svg and eps files of altered figure to outline form

Version: 1.7 Oct 3, 2007 12:25 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
fixed typos, including in displacement-waves figure

Version: 1.6 May 17, 2007 2:45 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
rewrote paragraph on types of standing wave containers

Version: 1.5 May 9, 2007 12:05 pm -0500 by Chuck Bearden
Changes:
altered longitudinal waves file for good PDF

Version: 1.4 Aug 24, 2006 10:23 am -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Added figures and rewrote some text.

Version: 1.3 Jan 10, 2006 2:50 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Redid figures. Took out "suggestions for presenting these ideas to children" to publish in a separate module.

Version: 1.2 Apr 6, 2005 2:18 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Added link

Version: 1.1 Oct 29, 2004 4:09 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
New module (originally part of m11060).

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